Hopefully the Minnesota Timberwolves aren’t too married to their blue and white uniforms, because if they play like they played in the debut of their Prince-inspired purple home jerseys all the time, fans might demand a switch.
The Wolves donned the purple and black jerseys for the first time Nov. 16 in front of a sellout home crowd at the Target Center against one of the league’s best teams, the Portland Trailblazers. It was clear from the start this was going to be a special night for Minnesota. From the Jimi Hendrix and Prince inspired rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” performed by The Time’s Jellybean Johnson to the all-Prince interludes during timeouts and a halftime performance by The Time’s Morris Day, to an effortless offensive performance by Andrew Wiggins, it was as if the game was ordained by the Purple One himself. The Wolves ran away with the contest, winning 112-96. So how much to redesign the newly redesigned Target Center into a hue of purple royalty?